Assessment of Transportation Network Vehicle Services from the Drivers’ Perspective

The study aimed to assess Transportation Network Vehicle Services (TNVS) by gathering data from the drivers’ perspective. The productivity, impact on traffic, supply, and profitability of TNVS in Metro Manila were evaluated. All data were gathered through online surveys. The supply was analyzed by plotting the drivers’ working hours schedule into an hourly count of online TNVS units. The profitability of full-time drivers in TNVS was determined by breakeven analysis. The study found out that there are 36,000 vehicles operating from 8AM to 9PM during weekdays and they generate 370,000 to 590,000 trips per day in Metro Manila. It was found that TNVS have greater impact in traffic flow compared to other modes of transportation while delivering inferior productivity. The study also found that full-time driver-operators have very high risks of financial losses, and they have lower than minimum wage income when depreciation costs and maintenance costs are considered.


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  • Accession Number: 01737064
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • Files: TRIS, JSTAGE
  • Created Date: Apr 22 2020 12:28PM